Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Community Guide & Membership Directory

OTTAWA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4 John Coen, President & CEO Welcome: As President/CEO of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased that you are taking a moment to investigate our community. This directory serves as a gateway to Ottawa and Franklin County, Kansas, giving us the opportunity to provide you with information and an introduction to who we are. We hope you have a chance to see when vibrant Eastern Central Kansas has to offer. Visitors and newcomers are welcome in Ottawa and Franklin County and are most often surprised by the many amenities available in the area. This publication will help introduce you and let you know why we are proud of our quality of life and all of the opportunities offered here. Each town here in Franklin County, including Lane, Princeton, Pomona, Rantoul, Richmond, Wellsville and Williamsburg has its own unique history and individualism. Together we strive to expand on existing relationships and to create new ones to build a community that’s second to none! John Coen Sherri Lund, Office Manager Thank you for your interest in our community. We at the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce are excited about the diverse opportunities we have to offer our members as well as our community. We hope you will take part in some, or all of our events. To name a few, we have our annual Flea, Junk and Trunk in March; Ladies Night Out in October and the Mayor’s Tree Lighting in November. Not only are these great events for our community, but for our surrounding communities as well. We also offer fantastic travel opportunities that are open to anyone. If you’re interested in learning more, I welcome the opportunity to have a conversation with you. Lastly, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our Members. For them we are forever grateful. Sherri Lund Sydney Coleman, Membership Director Hello! Thank you so much for taking a moment to dive into our community guide and directory. All of us here at the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce hope that you find exactly what you are looking for and more! As the Membership Director, I find it incredibly rewarding to meet with businesses and continue to work with the amazing network of people that we have here in Ottawa and Franklin County. We take great pride in the information and expertise that we can provide you about businesses, dining and events here in Ottawa. We hope you will join us for a day and decide to stay for a lifetime. You will be welcomed with open hearts and minds. Thank you for your continued support of Ottawa and Franklin County, Kansas. Sydney Coleman Ryland Miller, Community Liaison Greetings and Welcome: I am excited that you have taken an interest in what we call home, Ottawa, Kansas. Our community is made up of people from all walks of life, and I am grateful to be a part of it. As the Community Liaison, I get the opportunity to facilitate communication between Ottawa University, a four-year liberal arts school in the heart of Ottawa, and the community as a whole. It’s rewarding to create opportunities for students to be immersed in our community, and create an environment for relationships to grow between residents and students. I’m eagerly awaiting to serve the people of Ottawa through my role at the Chamber. I hope that you can find joy in our community as much as I have. Thank you for your support! Ryland Miller GREETINGS!